Nov 21

Run For Charity this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means turkey, stuffing, casseroles and pie piled high on our plates. If you’re looking to get a bit of exercise this holiday season, come out for the 6th Annual Gruene Turkey Trot in New Braunfels, TX, and rest your legs at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort.

Hill Country TurkeyThe 2014 Comal Cops for Kids Gruene Turkey Trot will take place on Thursday, November 27 at 8:30 a.m. The race will start at Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas, and will follow a scenic 5k path through Gruene Historic District. Bring the kids out for the ¼ mile turkey chase, where they can chase a turkey mascot through the town of Gruene.

Proceeds benefit local charities that support law enforcement efforts to benefit children in the community. Give back this Thanksgiving and support the Comal County Sheriff’s Green Santa Program and the New Braunfels Police Department Blue Santa Program. Click here to register for this event online.

Trot Over to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

This year, and every year, Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is thankful for its residents. Come celebrate with us next week and enjoy kicking back and relaxing in the beautiful town of New Braunfels. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Nov 14

Holiday Events in New Braunfels

Christmas season is here in New Braunfels, and there are plenty of family-friendly activities to get you into the holiday spirit. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and make a vacation out of your holiday festivities.

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Here’s another chance to get your Christmas shopping done early. This German market and book fair will take place on Nov. 21, 22 and 23 at the Sophienburg Museum and Archives in New Braunfels. Browse through unique decorations, gifts and antiques from a wide variety of retail merchants and artists. Enjoy a glass of wine as you browse through the items, or take home a holiday poinsettia. Get your child’s picture taken with Santa for a nice holiday keepsake. For more information, visit the museum’s website.

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See Santa arrive at this free event in New Braunfels on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. Put in your Christmas requests with the jolly man, or snap a few photos with your children.

Holidays in Grene

Catch Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa, riding into the Gruene Historic District on Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. and Nov. 23 at
5 p.m. Cowboy Kringle will be available for photos, and photo packages are available. For more info, call (830) 629-5077.

Stay With Us

As the busy holiday season approaches, there’s never been a better time to kick back and relax at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Nov 07

Jump-Start Your Christmas Shopping

Looking to start your Christmas shopping a bit early? You’re in luck. On Nov. 12 New Braunfels has just what you need. Make a vacation out of Christmas shopping and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort.

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 3.38.40 PMMOPS Mart is taking place on Nov. 13 from 4 – 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church New Braunfels. MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, is a Christian-based social support group for mothers with children under six years old. Local vendors, specialty shops and home-based businesses will be at MOPS Mart with plenty of Christmas gift ideas and options.

If you have a sweet tooth, stop by the bake sale and enjoy fresh-baked desserts. There will also be door prizes, so you might just be the lucky winner. Bring your family and make a day of it in New Braunfels, nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Prepare for the Holidays at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

As the busy holiday season approaches, there’s never been a better time to kick back and relax at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Oct 31

4th Annual Stud Run Takes off in November

Tie up your laces, it’s time to race! Whether you’re a mall walker or marathon runner, the Stud Run in New Braunfels is the race of the year in New Braunfels. Come on out and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and relax after the big day.

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 12.06.00 PMThe 4th Annual Stud Run will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The race includes a 1k, 5k, 10k and half marathon course. All races will start at Morningside Elementary at 3855 Morningside Dr. in New Braunfels, TX.

Registration is available online or at the race from 7 – 8 a.m. The Half Marathon race starts at 7:30 a.m., and the 5k and 10k races start at 8:30 a.m. There is also a 1k fun run for kids that takes off at 9:30 a.m.

Entrance fees start at just $15, and awards will be given to the top male and female and 1st and 2nd place in each age bracket. So what are you waiting for? Race on over to the beautiful Texas Hill Country and make a vacation out of it.

Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

Book your fall vacation now at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Oct 10

Catch the Addams Family Musical Comedy in New Braunfels

Looking for something fun to do this October? Catch one of America’s favorite families in a musical comedy, and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort in New Braunfels.

Hill Country - AddamsThe Addams Family is a musical comedy that will be playing at the Brauntex Theatre in Downtown New Braunfels on Oct. 24, 2014 at 7 p.m., Oct. 25 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. The production features an original story involving your favorite characters – Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch.

The production features a story in which the Addams Family meets in a graveyard to celebrate their dead ancestors, but Fester blocks the ancestors’ return to their graves. Family values are tested as Fester tries to set things right. But Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a “normal” man from Ohio. As the lovers arrange for a dinner to meet the family, two worlds are about to collide.

Tickets start at $13 and can be purchased online.

Enjoy Fall at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

Book your October vacation now at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Oct 10

Paint for a Good Cause

New Braunfels is the place to be this fall, with the beautiful fall colors of the Texas Hill Country and nearby live music and entertainment. Relax at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for your fall getaway, and make it a vacation to remember.

Hill Country - PaintingPainting With a Twist® is having a charity event on Oct. 4, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. 30% of all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society, an organization that provides grants to researchers, sponsors cancer research, and runs public health campaigns. They also organize Relay for Life.

Painting with a Twist® is a fun group activity that costs just $40 a person. It’s BYOB, and during your session you’ll receive step-by-step instruction with experienced, local artists. You’ll come home with a one-of-a-kind creation to show off your artistic abilities.

The New Braunfels location is at 1551 N. Walnut Ave, Ste. 20. To register, visit Painting With a Twist’s website.

Relax at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

Book your fall vacation now at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Sep 25

Comal County Fair Kicks Off Family Fun

Giddy up, it’s time for the Comal County Fair and Rodeo in New Braunfels, TX. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and have a blast with your family and loved ones this September.

Hill Country – CarnivalThe fair kicks off Sep. 19 and runs until Sep. 28, 2014. The fair includes fun family activities like a BBQ Cook-off where you can win cash prizes, a Rodeo Queens contest, a carnival with lots of fun rides, a fair parade, master garden, antique tractor pull and more! Every night there will be Corral entertainment with the best DJs and artists around. Don’t miss the Jeremy Richards Band, Gary Glenn & the 20x Band, DJ Super D with Marissa Cortez “La Tejanita” and more.

The rodeo kicks off Sep. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and runs all weekend. Ticket prices start at just $10. Come out to see the best bull riding and rodeo performances in the Texas Hill Country. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Comal County Fair and Rodeo website.

Hurry On Over to Hill Country

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is a great alternative to staying in a hotel for the Comal County Fair and Rodeo. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites in New Braunfels, a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and the home of the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Aug 15

Spotlight: Community River Cleanup Efforts in New Braunfels

The Comal and Guadalupe Rivers are a true staple to the New Braunfels community.  With thousands of visitors and thousands of dollars poured into the tourism industry every summer season, there is a lot of talk surrounding the two rivers. Despite what you may have heard in the regional mainstream media, there are multiple volunteer based efforts to keep New Braunfels clean.

Summer holiday weekends tend to bring out the biggest crowds and most litter. The Monday following July 4th the Greater New Braunfels Hospitality and Visitor’s Association (HAVA) teamed up with Leinenkugel to sponsor a unique cleanup event. Tubers floated for free all day and enjoyed free food, drink, and live music afterwards at the “Float In” in exchange for picking up trash along the way. Another similar HAVA clean up event is being planned following Labor Day weekend.

Local outfitters on both the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers also regularly lend a helping hand. Every Sunday at 10:00 am Rockin’ R River Rides staff picks up litter from the Gruene Road bridge down to the end of the river. Every Monday at 11:00 am local Comal River outfitter’s staff meet and cleanup from Texas Tubes down to the last tubers exit. These outfitters include Rockin’ R, Texas Tubes, Landa River Tubes, Corner Tubes, and Landa Falls.

There is also a local group about 100 strong that refers to themselves as the “Dads, Dudes, or Dames On River Cleanup” or “DORCs.” In addition to other outdoor based activities the DORCs kayak the Guadalupe or Comal rivers once a month, picking up full bags of trash along the way. The DORCs are also working to educate the next generation of locals about the importance of community service. Many members involve their children in the cleanup efforts in hopes of carrying on the tradition of conservation.

In conclusion, we urge you to come visit New Braunfels and experience our beloved rivers. If you do so happen to see litter please join the #KeepNBClean efforts and dispose of properly. For more information about future river cleanups please visit and like Facebook.com/HAVANB!

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Aug 04

Shrek Takes the Stage in New Braunfels

If your kids can’t get enough of their favorite green ogre, it’s time to come to New Braunfels to see Shrek the Musical. Stay in the beautiful Hill Country at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort.

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Shrek the Musical will be playing Aug. 8 – 10 at the Brauntex Theatre in downtown New Braunfels. The Performing Arts Academy of New Braunfels will be putting on the show, and it’s sure to be a fun time for your family.

The musical follows the storyline of Shrek, complete with your family’s favorite characters – Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquad, Dragon, and more! Come see the fairytale creatures that bring this book to life, and tap your feet to the music.

You can purchase tickets, view the calendar and select seats on the Performing Arts Academy of New Braunfels website.

Have a Blast at Hill Country

Book your August vacation at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Jul 28

Jared Blake Returns!

It’s not too early to start thinking about your Labor Day Weekend plans! We have the perfect idea. Come to New Braunfels the weekend of Aug. 29-31, and stay at Hill Country RV Resort to listen to Jared Blake play live!

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Jared Blake became famous for his appearance on NBC’s The Voice, where Blake Shelton led him to a budding career as a country artist. His popularity on The Voice garnered him lots of attention and many new fans, and he was already touring nationally by the last week the show was airing.

And now he’s playing right here in New Braunfels on Sunday night, August 31!

Don’t Miss Your Chance to See Jared Blake

Book your Labor Day vacation at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. Call 830-625-1919 orvisit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.